Jacare Souza will be returning to the Octagon later this year against an interesting opponent.
ESPN reported today that he will meet surging middleweight Marvin Vettori at UFC 256 on Dec. 12. This comes after he ended up not fighting Uriah Hall as originally planned at UFC 249. He tested positive for the coronavirus.
No location has been officially set for the event.
Jacare Souza Receives Opponent For UFC 256 Fight
Souza has dropped his last two outings including his previous fight via split decision to new UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz last November.
On the flip side, Vettori has made a name for himself by ripping off three straight wins after losing to now-champion at middleweight Israel Adesanya via split decision in 2018.
UFC women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is expected to defend her featherweight belt against Megan Anderson at this show. The card needs a new main event.